Hiya Guys, So a little backstory first, I'm on my learners, I currently ride a Laro-VRetro, I've put 3000k's on it and I ride it pretty confidently. At the end of the day, it's fun, but I need to get rid of it, the maintenance issues are becoming a headache and it can only get worse from here. As this bike has currently lost about half it's value I'm guessing, I've lost about 1500 out of my budget, so all up my limit for a new bike is around 4000, give or take a few hundred. I was digging through Bikesales last night and I saw quite a few bikes that could be potentially work out for me. If any of you guys with any authority on any of these bikes could give me any advice regarding any of them, I would be seriously grateful, as this is just one big headache. The bikes I shortlisted are; - CBR250RR - CBR250R - CB250 - GS500F - GS500 - GSF250 - CBF250 - VTR250 - VT250 Spada - NSR150 - GSX250 I'm not bothered by age really, I'm not too bothered about the ODO either unless it's over 50K. I need a bike that's reliable, I'd prefer fairing with tighter handlebars as predominantly my riding involves cutting through gridlock and I want to be able to ride track days eventually. I'm also 18, 6 foot 2, I weigh 75kg and I can handle a big bike. Does anyone have any advice to give me? Any warnings? I'm particularly interested in the NSR150, I hear they're 2 stroke learner legal crazy bikes, but they don't seem too prolific which makes me think there's a downside to them. Also, final question, there's a VTR250 with 90,000 k's on the clock, but apparently it got a new engine at 80,000 k's. It's a good price (3500) and it's got an akrapovic exhaust thrown in, but it seems a bit suspect, because I don't know about the new engine or any other components. Any advice? Cheers, thanks to anyone in advance who can answer any of my questions. Danny.